Documented Italians: Dear Sirs (2021)

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Tuesday March 22, 2022. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036. Dear Sirs (2021), 93 minutes. Filmmaker Mark Pedri had never heard his grandfather Silvio’s story, despite spending nearly every day with him for ten years.

It wasn’t until after Silvio’s death that Mark found an archive of old photos, letters, and documents detailing Silvio’s horrifying experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II. The discovery inspired Mark to bike across Europe with his wife, the film’s producer Carrie McCarthy, following the original POW transportation routes, in an effort to better understand his grandfather and tell his story.

 

SOURCE: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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